Sci/tech

Malls Encourage Back-To-School Shoppers To Create Avatar
August 13, 2007 10:39 AM - Paul Schaefer

A chain of shopping malls announced it's giving students send family and friends a new way to send back-to-school wish lists. The trick? A personalized wish-delivering virtual version of themselves - an Avatar.

Race Is on to Detect Dark Matter
August 13, 2007 10:22 AM - Alicia Chang, Associated Press

In deep underground laboratories around the globe, a high-tech race is on to spot dark matter, the invisible cosmic glue that's believed to keep galaxies from spinning apart.

The Top 10 Things Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Won't Tell You About Your Wii, xBox 360, and PS3
August 13, 2007 10:21 AM - Paul Schaefer

Here's a list you won't see published soon by game console manufacturers: the top 10 things you can do on your Wii, xBox 360 and PS3 that doesn't involve playing any games.

Web Users Now Spend Half Their Time Visiting Content, Outpacing, Communications And Commerce
August 13, 2007 10:00 AM - Paul Schaefer

Internet users are spending nearly half their online time visiting content, a 37% increase in share of time from four years ago. The total time being spent with search remains relatively low, accounting for just 5% of Internet users online time in 2007.

Report: Without New Investment, Internet Will Face 'Rush Hour Traffic' Jam
August 9, 2007 04:48 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

New traffic from YouTube, and other social media may overload Internet without major expansion of capability.

Aerospace Industry to Consume $57 Billion Worth of Composite Materials Between 2007-2026
August 9, 2007 04:23 PM - Source?

On an annual basis, the aerospace industry consumes an estimated 700 million lbs. of raw materials including aluminum, composites, glare, steel, titanium and other materials, according to a new study.

Shoppers Grab Up Green Teflon Replacement
August 7, 2007 06:33 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

The first environmentally-friendly, PTFE-free non-stick cookware sold out in out 4 hours during its live TV shopping debut. 24,000 pieces sold.

Eco-Friendlier Rail Engine
August 7, 2007 04:22 PM - By Paul Schaefer, ENN

The railroads are getting greener too. Diesel rail engine manufacturer MTU Detroit Diesel received EPA certification today for a new, eco-friendlier high-speed rail engine. The low-emission 2250 horsepower engine is optimized for the rail industry and meets EPA's Tier 2 emission standard.

New Poll: Nine Of 10 Americans Favor Ban On Texting While Driving
August 7, 2007 12:02 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

Driving While Texting (DWT) is as dangerous as driving after a couple of drinks, say 91 percent of people in a new survey.

The Dawn of Advanced Green Composites
August 6, 2007 03:49 PM - Anil N. Netravali, PhD., Cornell University

Significant amounts of research is being conducted to develop environment-friendly and fully sustainable 'Green' polymers, resins and composites that do not use petroleum as the feedstock but are based on sustainable sources such as plants.

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